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European Rail Safety Climate Survey (ERA-SCS)

The Agency has developed a unique safety perception survey, the European Rail Safety Climate Survey (ERA-SCS). It is an online survey hosted on the EUSurvey platform, accessible in 22 European languages on smartphones, tablets and computers.

ERA-SCS was initially deployed during the European Year of Rail (2021) simultaneously in all railway organisations. This unprecedented campaign led to collect 46500 individual contributions.

Following this successful initiative, ERA-SCS is now available under request to any railway organisation willing to obtain an overview of their staff safety perceptions.

Important success factors of this safety initiative are leadership commitment, definition and implementation of an effective communication plan, allocation of 15 minutes to all staff to complete the survey during working hours.

Click here to watch some stakeholders’ feedback during the official launch of the ERA-SCS in 2021.